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The Campaign Details


Two powerful CEOs pit a blundering congressman against an unlikely political newcomer in order to seize control of a crucial North Carolina district in this satirical political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. On the eve of an upcoming election, incumbent congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) makes a misstep that threatens to end his career in politics. Recognizing the opportunity to gain influence in the aftermath of the public gaffe, a pair of scheming CEOs handpick credulous tourism-center director Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) as Brady's political rival, quickly shaping him into a viable candidate with the help of a seasoned campaign manager. As Election Day draws near, Brady and Huggins cast ethics aside to engage in the brand of hysterical mud-slinging that's sent contemporary politics straight down the toilet. Jason Sudeikis, John Lithgow, and Brian Cox co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 10, 2012


Will Ferrell
as Cam Brady
Zach Galifianakis
as Marty Huggins
Jason Sudeikis
as Mitch
Dylan McDermott
as Tim Wattley
Katherine La Nasa
as Rose Brady
John Lithgow
as Glenn Motch
Dan Aykroyd
as Wade Motch
Brian Cox
as Raymond Huggins
Karen Maruyama
as Mrs. Yao
Randall Cunningham
as Cam, Jr.
Madison Wolfe
as Jessica Brady
Thomas Middleditch
as Travis
Jack McBrayer
as Mr. Mendenhall
Billy Slaughter
as Dermot
Kate Lang Johnson
as Shana
Amelia Jackson-Gray
as Becky
Bobby Tisdale
as Huggins Supporter
P.J. Byrne
as Rick - Ad Agency Guy
Patrick Weathers
as Old Councilman
Gerry May
as Carter Baines
Tzi Ma
as Mr. Zheng
Danny Vinson
as Elder Dan
Randy Bachman
as Himself (Bachman & Turner)
J.D. Evermore
as State Official
Matt Borel
as Rainbowland Moderator
Mikki Val
as Town Hall Moderator
Ramona Tyler
as Reporter Brenda Britton
Steve Wilkins
as Reporter Darren
Rowan Joseph
as Reporter Gary
Dane Rhodes
as Working-Class Man
Trey Burvant
as Man at Debate
Joe Chrest
as Rainbowland Audience
Peaches Davis
as Mrs. Cutler
Stephanie Dotson
as Choir Soloist
Seth Morris
as Confession Husband
Paul Zies
as Biker Guy
Leslea Fisher
as Election Night Girl
Steve Tom
as Congressman
Tyne Stecklein
as Dancer


Jay Roach
Zach Galifianakis
Jay Roach
Adam McKay
Will Ferrell
Adam McKay
Screen Story
Chris Henchy
Chris Henchy
Screen Story
Jim Denault
Theodore Shapiro
Composer (Music Score)
Craig Alpert
Jon Poll
Michael Corenblith
Production Designer
Kelly Curley
Art Director
Josh King
Associate Producer
Jon Poll
Executive Producer
Chris Henchy
Executive Producer
Amy Sayres
Executive Producer
Dave Kelsey
Set Designer
Daniel Orlandi
Costume Designer
Susan Benjamin
Set Decorator
Josh King
First Assistant Director
Kenneth McLaughlin
Sound Mixer
Allison Jones
Dean A. Zupancic
Re-Recording Mixer
Todd Bryant
Stunts Coordinator
Tinsley Studio
Makeup Special Effects
Patti Perret
Still Photographer
Hiroshi Yada
Prosthetic Makeup Effects
Michael O'Farrell
Supervising Sound Editor
Brian F. Relyea
Second Assistant Director
Kimaree Long
Assistant Editor
Bernadette Mazur
Department Head Makeup
Lenny Vullo
Unit Production Manager
M.J. McGrath
Costumes Supervisor
G.A. Aguilar
Stunts Coordinator
Jon Taylor
Re-Recording Mixer
Joel Prihoda